Police Officer Injured in New Haven Fire

A police officer was taken to the hospital after going into a burning house in New Haven on Monday morning to see if anyone was inside.

The Howard Avenue house that caught fire sometime before 5:30 a.m. on Monday was supposed to be empty, officials said.

The police officer who was injured was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Officials believe the fire started in the basement or first floor before spreading to all levels of the house.

Howard Avenue was closed, but has reopened.

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